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Re: “Which TUSD Board Candidates Favor Closing More Schools?

Off Ox -

I challenge you to look at my sources and tell me what part of Betts' "Jewish Problem" you think is crackpot.

She's stood with a dude who minimizes or denies the Holocaust, and picketed a Jewish Festival and attended events which deny Israel's right to exist.

Based on that, can she represent all students, including Jews and Christians?

You're not arguing with me, you're arguing with the AJL, Jewish Virtual Library and Alan Dershowitz.

After Trump disappears, there will still be racists, liars and fear-mongers like him - on both sides. Let's figure out how to discern some truth.

Posted by MJ on 10/26/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Which TUSD Board Candidates Favor Closing More Schools?

Just when I needed my crackpot fix, MJ is back! Hallelujah! After Donald Trump disappears, we're gonna need you full-time, my friend.

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Posted by Off Ox on 10/26/2016 at 8:53 PM

Re: “For Buckmaster Show Listeners (and Others), My TUSD Board Picks, Once Again

Safier and Buckmaster on the radio speaking into the same microphone?

I feel sorry for the mic ... and the audience (or lack thereof).

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Posted by Danehick Sux on 10/26/2016 at 6:14 PM

Re: “The Weekly List: 22 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days

If there were any rhyme or reason to this crazy universe, The Struts "Kiss This" would RULE THE AIRWAVES.

Posted by Firsttimecaller on 10/26/2016 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

I was a strong supporter of Sharon Bronson for the dozen-plus years I have lived in Picture Rocks. I supported her because without her active support we probably would not have the pool, BMX/Skate Park, various grants, and other amenities that have enhanced our community. But that was then.

Now she has lined up with forces that see the Avra Valley as a dumping ground for their money-making schemes. Look at:
-Her support of County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and silence about his proposed Interstate 11 route through the Avra Valley that will hurt our communities, including the Tohono Oodham Nation, impede wildlife, and destroy ancient archaeological sites, while enriching millionaire real estate speculators like Wil Cardon and Don Diamond;
-Tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from fat cat developers and corporate PACs;
-Her continued vocal support for the Sonoran Corridor leg of I-11 despite its rejection by the voters in the bond election; whatever happened to respecting the will of the people?
-With transportation logistics essential to connection with Mexico she ignores the job losses that Interstate 11 planners of integrative manufacturing expect with R&D in the US and manufacture and assembly in Mexico where ADOT expects wages to be lower than China; with stealing good American shipping jobs from the West Coast to the expanding Port of Guaymas; to crippling tourism at Saguaro Park, Desert Museum, Kitt Peak, etc.; to destroying existing jobs that serve the I-10 corridor;
-Her support for doubling a regressive county sales tax on us and increasing the state gas tax while lavishing tens of millions in tax breaks and subsidies on crony corporations.

Twenty years is long enough; its time for a change.

Posted by AVL on 10/26/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “In the Flesh: Howe Gelb's 60th B-day Bash at the Rialto Theater

"The Worms" were a favorite for decades at the Chicago Bar on Speedway. Happy birthday Howe!

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Posted by Rat T on 10/26/2016 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Justice Denied: McCain Says He'll Block Any and All of Clinton's Supreme Court Nominees

Obamacare would work if we adjusted the levels of penalty for no insurance. $50,000 per violation would make the program solvent. We would probably save $2500 per year and we could all keep our doctors if we like them.

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Posted by Hillary 2016..... for Prison on 10/26/2016 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Justice Denied: McCain Says He'll Block Any and All of Clinton's Supreme Court Nominees

This is just another case of the pot calling the kettle black. Democrats have so politicized the Supreme Court that it is now virtually a second legislative body. The Left wing members of the Court vote in lock step. They bent over backwards to push through Obamacare despite serious and major flaws with the act.

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Posted by Frank Stagg on 10/26/2016 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Hell Yes! The 2016 Tucson Weekly Endorsements

I support Cyndi Tuell for county attorney, she demonstrates a strong ethic to our community and important issues. I appreciate her dedication to environmental concerns pertaining to Pima county and the state of Arizona. Take a moment to learn about her campaign at

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Posted by azriverguide on 10/26/2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “For Buckmaster Show Listeners (and Others), My TUSD Board Picks, Once Again

I hope any Buckmaster listeners who follow the link to your 2/3 ludicrous endorsements will also read the comment stream on the piece. (For those who may be wondering, Safier's endorsements of and excuses for the unbelievably dishonest and low-functioning Board members Foster and Juarez were the ludicrous portion of the endorsement piece he links above.)

For the past three years, David, some of the comments on your TUSD blogs have consistently been better (more informative, more honest, more persuasively argued) than your blog itself.

It's stunning that you remark on how the TUSD Board race is getting "uglier by the minute": you are one of the principal parties that has made it ugly with your smear pieces on TUSD Kids First, which were beneath contempt.

And in your most recent blog on TUSD you had the gall to call the opposite side's signs "dishonest." Your commentary on TUSD has been consistently, relentlessly dishonest or misleadingly selective for three solid years.

I hope Bill Buckmaster, who seems a pretty solid citizen, realizes what a scammer you are, talking in your elevated tone about how a race you have made ugly is "getting uglier by the minute" as though you've had no role in this.

You can take your irrelevant and dishonest commentary on this sick district where other people's children are suffering and...well, I think you know what you can do with it.

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Posted by Your elevated tone is not fooling anyone, Safier. on 10/26/2016 at 1:08 PM

Re: “For Buckmaster Show Listeners (and Others), My TUSD Board Picks, Once Again

At this point I would rather do my own research. There, I'm done.

Replace Foster and Juarez. Nothing ugly about it. Except for the lies that have been tossed around.

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Posted by TUSD needs to rid itself of on 10/26/2016 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Which TUSD Board Candidates Favor Closing More Schools?

You ought to be reality based if you expect to get the best outcomes for your children. The reality is, other commenters have mentioned, no favors closing schools. However, the bleeding hasn't stopped for TUSD, it has only slowed. TUSD is still shrinking about a school a year with no end in sight. Carefully synchronizing school closures with retirements at the principal level to keep the trauma of leadership changes to a minimum is the way to go. The only way to end the bleeding is getting those excellent ratings up from the low 30's into the 70's - then, you could open some of these closed schools and help make Tucson an economic magnet.

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